Our designer cottage is a cozy, very comfortable 1200 sq. ft. residence. You'll have everything you need--just like home. We are situated on 8 acres. We are a working farm growing hydroponic lettuce and greens. We also grow a commercial lavender crop. We are surrounded by woods, which are home to lots of wildlife.
The cottage has lots of windows and natural light. The doors opren up to the large porch, perfect for relaxing and communing with nature. We have a gas grill and outdoor furniture. There is also a fire pit.
The living area has a vaulted ceiling, which give the cottage a sense of openess and spaciousness. There is a working wood burning fireplace to enjoy in cooler weather.
The bedrooms are good size, as are the bathrooms, with lots of pillows, sheets, and towels. The kitchen is well appointed and has many necessary pantry items. There is a play loft for the kids. All rooms have TV's hooked up to Direct TV. There are two Blue Ray players. Two TV's have DVR.
We have a private electric gate at the bottom of the long driveway to discourage sightseers. The area is surrounded by 13 miles of forest between Asheville and Brevard. Infrequently, a storm disrupts the power. We have a standby generator which is emergency backup for the greenhouse and for the well pump.
There are 63 undeveloped acres next to us, and three neighbors on bucolic three acre sites on the other side.
It's very peaceful here with abundant wildlife. The area has wild turkeys, an owl who lives near our driveway hill, many rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, deer, foxes, coyotes, bears, geese, ducks, birds of all sorts, and fish in the pond. New additions include chickens and a miniature goat. Hendersonville is a bird sanctuary, a nature lovers paradise.
Our farming activities consist of managing the greenhouse and cutting lavender in the summer. The lavender field is between the cottage and the greenhouse. There is no heavy equipment; no traffic.
We have two small trails on our property. Next to the storage container at the end closest to the main house is the entrance to go down one trail. At the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and walk up the other side. Our property intersects the middle of that pond. The meadow below belongs to the other neighbors.
The cottage has two good size bedrooms, 2 luxurious full baths--one with a shower, one with a tub. There are eight sets of towels in one bath, four sets in the other. A hair dryer is in the master bathroom, as well as a make-up mirror. The top vanity drawers have plastic compartments for cosmetics, toothbrushes, etc. The top drawer also has extra toilet paper and Kleenex. The bottom drawers contain towels. Each bathroom has a small window and an exhaust fan.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is one king bed in the master bedroom, one queen bed in the second bedroom, sleep sofa, and a couple of Aero beds. The beds are new and very comfortable. There are two extra sets of king sheets and extra pillows in the master bedroom closet. There are three extra sets of queen sheets in the second bedroom. There is an extra king blanket and king down blanket; queen extra comforter and quilt; extra standard pillows in the drawers under the bed in the second bedroom. Two sets of twin sheets and blankets. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV.
Play loft for the kids. We have created a play space with a table and chairs and two comfy bean bag chairs. TV as well as board games.
Large kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances. Lots of pots and cooking utensils. Set of twelve porcelain dishes, set of eight melamine dishes for outdoor use. Three sizes of glassware for 10. Wine glasses for 12. Plastic wine glasses for outdoors. Plastic drinking glasses for outdoor use. Microwave, toaster oven, toaster, Keurig, drip coffee pot, cereal dispenser. Cereal dispenser contains quick oatmeal and Cheerios. Pantry has a few items: sugar, mustard, ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, many spices, Stevia, Splenda, raisins, soup, olive oil, canola oil, ground coffee, ground decaf coffee, a few K-cups. Contents may vary. There are some cookbooks in the bookcase.
There is a washer and dryer in the laundry room. We have a Roomba to vacuum. There are cleaning products, if you need them. Housekeeping is available during your stay, if you want it, at $25/hr., minimum of 2 hrs.
The TV in the living room is on a swivel bracket. You can turn it to face the kitchen, the dining table, or the sofa. It also tilts up or down. We have Direct TV with most of the movie and sports channels.
There is no land telephone line. We currently use Verizon Mi-Fi for internet access.
There is a bistro table and two chairs on the porch; plush sofa with two chairs and four adirondack chairs also on the porch. There is a patio table and six chairs below; a fire pit with a bench and two chairs; a Weber grill and a gas grill.
We are dog lovers and welcome well behaved dogs. All dogs must be at least two years old and housebroken, spayed and neutered, non-marking, non-aggressive, well socialized dogs with current vaccinations and flea/tick treatment. We have dog dishes and dog towels.
Sorry, we are allergic to cats and can't have them in the cottage.
You will enjoy everything about your vacation in Hendersonville. We are in a rural area, but we're an easy drive to town. The best of both worlds.